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Mr. Eugene George

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Latest Press Releases From Michael Harris - MPP, 1 April 2015 [cached]
Tribute to Eugene George
Eugene George
Mr. Michael Harris: It's with deepest sadness that I stand to join those across Waterloo region mourning the passing of local icon Mr. Eugene George.
A dedicated man who committed himself to growing and strengthening his community, Kitchener Rangers club founder and first president Eugene George sadly left us last night after a battle with cancer.
Those who knew him will tell you that while community filled his heart, Eugene's passion was hockey, a passion that saw him bring the New York Rangers to Kitchener in 1963. Once accomplished, Mr. George established community ownership, a vision providing the foundation of the Kitchener Rangers organization ever since.
When he wasn't talking, working or playing hockey, he was busy, always busy. As the founder of G&A Masonry, a business he grew from Breslau right across North America over more than 60 years, Eugene became the first president of the Canadian and Ontario Masonry Contractors' Association and the first Canadian president of the Mason Contractors Association of America.
Speaker, this was a man who embraced his work to the point that it was his hobby, a hobby he dedicated himself to 24/7. I remember receiving calls from Eugene on a Sunday morning. I would phone him back expecting to leave a message and connect with him on Monday, but he was there, Eugene, on a Sunday afternoon, doing what he enjoyed most: working in the office alongside his boys.
In fact, he was still in that same office as recently as Monday. In one of those calls last year he told me how he had broken his shin playing hockey, trying to clear traffic in front of the net at the ripe age of over 80. Days later, he was still complaining about those guys jamming the crease.
I ask those in the Legislature and across our province today to join in recognizing the passing of Mr. Eugene George.
Eugene ... [cached]
Eugene George
Eugene George
Eugene George brought the Kitchener Rangers here in 1963.
Eugene George, an entrepreneur whose interests ranged from hockey to horse racing, was 84 when he died Tuesday.
In 1963, George led the group that encouraged the New York Rangers to move its struggling farm team, the Guelph Royals, to Kitchener.
As the Kitchener Rangers' first president, he turned the financially troubled team around in just a few short seasons.
And in 1967, when the opportunity came to purchase the team from its NHL sponsors for a token dollar, George did so - and promptly turned it over to its season ticket holders.
George and his late wife, Patricia, had eight sons.
Born in Kitchener in 1930, George apprenticed as a bricklayer before co-founding the company that would become GA Masonry.
Based in Breslau, the firm has been involved in a number of high-profile projects including the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington.
George also operated Patene Building Supplies and founded CareLift Equipment, which manufactures rough terrain forklifts.
Well-respected in the construction industry, George was the founding president of both the Ontario and Canadian masonry contractors' associations. He was also the first Canadian to head both the Mason Contractors Association of America and the International Masonry Institute.
Calling him an industry pioneer, the Grand Valley Construction Association inducted George into its hall of fame in 2008. He was also a member of the Waterloo Region Hall of Fame.
Past President Eugene ..., 3 Sept 2014 [cached]
Past President Eugene George GA Masonry Ltd.
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Eugene George was born in Kitchener in 1930.
In 1963 the New York Rangers approached George about moving its junior farm team from Guelph to Kitchener. George spearheaded a community campaign that successfully brought the Kitchener Rangers to the community. In 1967, the National Hockey League ended its sponsorship of junior teams, and the Kitchener Rangers team was offered for sale to George for one dollar. George bought but transferred ownership of the team to a not-for-profit corporation, which still owns the Rangers hockey club today. George is considered the founder of the Kitchener Rangers organization, considered by many as the strongest junior hockey franchise in Canada.
In his professional career, George was the CEO of G&A Masonry, and he operated a building supply company and a manufacturer of rough-terrain forklifts. He served as founding president of both the Canadian and Ontario masonry contractor's associations and he was the first Canadian to be president of the Masonry Contractor Association of America and the International Masonry Institute in Washington, DC.
George's company was international in scope, having been involved in the construction of buildings across North America, including projects at the 1976 Olympics in Montreal and the award-winning National Museum of the American Indian in Washington. In 2008, he was inducted into the Grand Valley Construction Association's Hall of Fame.
George and his wife Patti had eight sons.
About IMI, 12 Mar 2015 [cached]
Eugene George Past President, ICE President, GA Masonry
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